The Chanels Were Convicted Of Murder On 'Scream Queens' & Their Sentence Brought Out The Best In Them
Annalise Keating has got nothing on Hester, because she successfully got away with murder on the Scream Queens finale. After stabbing herself in the eye with a stiletto and effortlessly pinning the murders on Chanel, Chanel No. 3, and Chanel No. 5, Hester is one happy Kappa. Sure, Dean Munsch knows she's the Red Devil — but, as Hester reminds her, there's not a whole lot she can do about it. After all, Munsch covered up the death of Sophia Doyle and killed her own ex-husband — so, after a brief confrontation, Hester and Munsch make a deal to keep quiet. Meanwhile, the Chanels were convicted of murder on Scream Queens.
Of course they're innocent and all, but they didn't do themselves any favors by representing themselves in court. They slept through most of the trial and yelled at the jurors on the rare occasions when they were awake. Still, the jury was about to issue a "Not Guilty" verdict — until Chanel predictably had an outburst and insulted every juror. The jury forewoman quickly changed her tune and checked off the "Guilty" box instead. (Can you blame her?) The judge described the Chanels as "rude, entitled, narcissistic, and insane" before sentencing all three of them to life at The Palmer Asylum. (I'm fairly certain that psychologists need to be involved in an "insanity" defense, but that's neither here nor there.)
But, as it turned out, The Palmer Asylum was the best thing that could have happened to the Chanels — and they knew it. Even as they were taken away in handcuffs, Chanel admitted that, "maybe [the judge] had a point. Maybe we were sociopaths." And, once they arrived at the hospital, they quickly realized they'd fit in just fine. Chanel and Chanel No. 5 formed a true friendship, Chanel No. 3 finally felt comfortable with her sexuality, and all three were completely relieved to be free from the pressure to stay skinny. They even ate a real meal for the first time in the entire season!
"I love it here and I never want to leave," Chanel declared. Who would have guessed that a wrongful murder conviction would bring out the best in these characters? But, in the episode's final moments, the Red Devil reappeared — and Chanel was her target.
I really hope this was just a dream sequence — because I'd hate to see Chanel be murdered just when I was starting to like her.
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